Updated 11/09/02

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The Forman Camera Bicycles


These United States Patented (5467906) devices were especially developed to photograph actors, athletes and vehicles at speeds up to thirty miles per hour in situations where motorized vehicles cannot be used because of safety or space limitations. 

The Forman Camera Bicycles provides multiple mounting positions for cameras up to approximately thirty pounds. 

Various camera positions have included

Front camera mount facing rearward toward actor's or riders' faces as they ride in traffic.

Center top mount using a normal 100mm fluid head following riders between cars. 

Low front mount looking forward, rearward or sideways safely using full sized film and video cameras only a few inches from the pavement.

Camera mounted on rear, looking backward toward the following riders at speed.

Camera mounted on Forman / B.O.B. trailer for very low shots to the sides or rear with heavy weight cameras in difficult shooting situations.

Special mounts on other vehicles such as ATV's

Custom Fork Mount for subject bikes.

The Forman Camera Bicycles is available for rent with operator on a daily basis.

A remote on board video viewing system is available.


 

MARK L. FORMAN

Some Credits and Awards

Winner Best Cinematography NewYork University Film Festival 1984

Developed The Forman Camera Bicycles (5467906) for obtaining unique tracking shots at speed.

ABC Sports "New York City Marathons" 1991-1993

Cinematography for opening sequence for Forrest Whitaker's Film "Strapped" for HBO 1993

Director of bicycle photography for interactive feature film "Ride for Your Life," for Sony-Interfilm Released May 1995.

Photographed opening sequence for CBS-TV show "Double Rush"using The Forman Camera Bicycle. Released January 1995.

Consulted for and photographed TV-spot for Ray-Ban Sunglasses shown on MTV. Developed and built special camera mounts that were used for this advertisement

Produced and directed "Bicycles on Snow", the story of Alaska's Iditabike race. Shown on the Discovery Channel and winner for the best film at the 1994 Interbike Film Festival.

Specialty Cinematography for "Super-camera", a series shown on Nippon TV in Japan.

Commercials: I love New York, Ray Ban X-rays, Samuel Adams Beer ,Ross Bicycles, Nike and others

Director of Photography For Coca Cola's Olympic City Mountain Bike Simulator at the 1996 Olympics

Nike point of purchase video for Niketown Stores.  Camerabike and trailer shots both on and off road.  Oct. 1997

SonyElectronics at NAB for HDCAM Demo footage 2000

Aerial footage for Honor Squadrons/ Sony Electronics HDCAM Demo at NAB March 2001

Turner Network Film "American Prince" Oct. 2002

 

Mark Forman is a Member of

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Mark Forman Productions

Email: cambike@markformanproductions.com

Telephone 212 633-9960

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